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Question of the Week - 28th May 2020

29 / 5 / 2020

With the ATO’s fourth JobKeeper fortnight ending on the 24th May (a week before the actual end of the month), many employers are looking to lodge their next monthly JobKeeper declaration. However, at this point in time, in the ATO portal, there is no form or information, leaving many to believe their next monthly pay ..


Question of the Week - 15th May 2020

15 / 5 / 2020

We are now into the 4th fortnight of the ATO JobKeeper program and it appears businesses are starting to come to grips with it. The last few weeks the questions have been: - Does my business qualify? - How do I apply? - How do I nominate my employees? But this week we have seen a ..


Federal Government Job Keeper Announcement

30 / 3 / 2020

Federal Government Job Keeper Announcement The Federal Government has just announced a $130billion Job Keeper subsidy to keep employees in work. Key Points: A flat $1,500 per employee per fortnight payment to eligible businesses Payment will come as a Credit on a business&rs ..


Temporary Award Variations

27 / 3 / 2020

Temporary Award Variations The following awards have been varied to allow flexibility during the current COVID-19 Pandemic. In each instance, Industry groups have come together with Unions, to find a compromise in balancing both the business & employee needs. At this point the award variations will opera ..


Government financial assistance for businesses and employees

25 / 3 / 2020

A summary of government financial assistance for businesses and employees The Federal Government has announced measures to support businesses and employees amidst the COVID-19 fallout. Here’s a summary of the measures so far for payroll teams. The Federal Government has put together a range of measu ..


Australian Government Stimulus Package

12 / 3 / 2020

Australian Government Stimulus Package The Australian Government announced on Thursday 12th March a stimulus package to boost the economy and keep people employed in the face of the current crisis. Although there have been multiple announcements, two relate directly to employment. The legislation to implement them is to be drafted next ..


Fair Work Decision: Annual Wage Review 2016-17

06 / 6 / 2017

Today, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) announced its Annual Wage Review Decision for 2016-217. It has been announced that it will lift the national minimum to $694.90 or $18.29 per hour. This represents an increase of 3.3%. This constitutes an increase of $22.20 per week to the weekly rate or $0.59 cents per hour. The FWC’s decision  ..


Budget 2017-18: 3 Payroll Related Changes You Should Know

10 / 5 / 2017

Last night, the Budget for 2017-18 was announced by Treasurer Scott Morrison, unveiling a new plan to boost infrastructure spend, invest in education and improve housing affordability. FIRST HOMEOWNERS A new First Homeowners Supersavers Scheme will now allow first home buyers to use up to $30,000 of voluntary pre-tax superannuation contribut ..


Single Touch Payroll: The Changes Coming in 2017

19 / 4 / 2017

The Australian government announced Single Touch Payroll back in 2014, a new initiative to streamline tax and superannuation reporting obligations, allowing employers to report salary or wages, PAYG withholding and super details directly to the ATO at the same time as they pay their employees. The obligations came into effect ..


Another Celebrity Chef Uncovered Underpaying Wages

18 / 4 / 2017

Celebrity Chef Adrian Richardson has been the latest high-profile chef outed in underpaying staff entitlements that include weekend penalty rates. The news comes as George Calombaris recently reimbursed a total of $2.6 million in wages to nearly 200 staff at his renowned restaurants, blaming “poor internal processes in class ..


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